|Arkansas House of Representatives District 93|
|Bachelor's||University of Arkansas|
|Service/branch||Air Force Reserve|
Neal earned his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas. He then worked as president and COO of Emerson Electric Co. and FM Corp. for 41 years. Neal also served eight years in the Air Force Reserve and four terms on the Benton County Quorum Court.
Neal's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "Our state government doesn't need a blank check; it needs to control spending. You work hard for your money."
- Support for Local Businesses
- Excerpt: "I will work to reduce government regulations at the state level to encourage local businesses and industry to make job-creating investments."
- Excerpt: "I believe funds for highway construction and maintenance should follow the traffic."
- Excerpt: "Northwest Arkansas Community College has become a major driver in preparing our citizens for the jobs of the future. But despite its unparalleled growth, the college gets less state funding than other community colleges in Arkansas."
- Excerpt: "I will support legislation to assure the rights of the unborn are protected and will support legislation to strengthen those rights."
- Second Amendment Rights
- Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of the individual right to keep and bear arms."
- Excerpt: "Arkansas should welcome legal immigrants and honor their demonstrated respect for law. We should discourage illegal immigration legislatively, as have other states."
Neal is running in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 93. Neal faces Jim Dotson in the May 22 Republican primary. The general election takes places on November 6, 2012.
Neal and his wife, Mary, have been married for over 51 years.
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